Join us and help around the garden and house, in a small rural village in Portugal

  • Portugal
  • 397 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 29 mar 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas



  • Descripción


    Hello! We are a Portuguese-Italian couple living in an old rural house with a big garden near Porto. It's a small village with not much movement even during day time. It is surrounded mainly by farms and some forest. There are several cafes around, where you can enjoy a beer or a traditional menu for a very cheap price. The closest supermarket is 5 minutes by car (20 minutes walk), but we prefer buying food at the local market, which happens twice a week.

    The house where we live is old but has all basic comforts: hot water, electricity, washing machine, fully functional kitchen with wooden-oven during the winter :-), together with a big garden. We already had many volunteers who did a great job, but both the house and the garden still need a lot of maintenance and work: cooking, weeding, house renovation, fencing, pruning fruit trees, animal care ... We love having people around, sharing experiences and knowledge. Apart from volunteers, we often have friends coming over to help, improve some little things here and there: the house is always in construction!

    At the moment we don't have any animals, but we dream of having ducks eventually, and we already had chickens and took care of several dogs and cats, including the neighbour's. We are dog lovers, although we don't have one at the moment, and we worry a lot about their well-being and positive interactions with humans, other animals and house dynamics.

    We are always open to suggestions regarding organic farming, animal care and recycling of materials. Although the place is quite isolated, it is always possible to organise open events (music, barbecues, ...), as long as they are respectful of nature, neighbours and do not cause any harm to anyone.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The volunteers will be immersed in the rural life of a little village and will enjoy the company of both locals and travellers at the same time. We are also in touch with several alternative projects (rural communities, cultural associations, music projects) in the area, which we'll will be happy to show you, should you be interested.

  • Ayuda


    Volunteers will cook, do some gardening, construction. It is not necessary to have any specific ability, as long as you are energetic and proactive! Indeed, the main qualities we are looking for are adaptability, willingness to work and be helpful, and good disposition!

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Portugués: Fluido
    Francés: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    Private or shared room, depending on the number of volunteers (max 3 volunteers per room). Sheets and towels are provided. Shared kitchen and bathroom.
    Although we are not always able to prepare meals for everybody (especially when we are running errands around), food is always available, it's just a matter of cooking it :-) We offer vegan food. Other food (meat, fish, dairy products, gluten-free,...) is not included, but you are welcome to buy it yourself and cook it if you wish.
    Please remember that this is not a farm, our vegetable garden is still in development and besides the neighbor's cat Kiko (who comes visit almost every day) we do not have animals at the moment.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Once you're here, it is mandatory to visit the city of Porto (15km), which has become one of the main cultural attractions in Europe during the past decade. The bus stop is at the door. Buses run from 6pm to 8pm (one bus per hour). There are less buses on Saturdays and Sundays, but we can give you a lift when we go there, together with several tips about local associations, cheap places to eat and alternative spots.
    There are several religious and hiking paths near the house. Bicycles are available. Neighbour villages offer a lot to see, including Natural Parks, ancient monasteries, beautiful beaches..
    You can always join nearby wild life events in "Parque Biologico de Gaia" (animals from similar climate), "Parque Ornitológico de Santa Maria da Feira" (worldwide birds) or "Estacao Litoral da Aguda" (Atlantic ocean's sealife)

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Vans can be parked near the house, just few seconds away.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We are happy to accept pets but we prefer for them not to sleep inside :-) We have plenty of space outside and a storage room where we can easily improvise a comfortable couch for them :-)

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    25 hours per week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 619746873969

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